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September 24, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

Embedded below the fold in two parts.

Conscious Choice cover

Now available in hardback and paperback as well as ebook!


From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.


“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.


All editions are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all book vendors, with the ebook priced at $5.99 before discount. The ebook can also be purchased direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit, in which case you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.


Autographed printed copies are also available at discount directly from me (hardback $24.95; paperback $14.95; Shipping cost for either: $5.00). Just email me at zimmerman @ nasw dot org.

One comment

  • Col Beausabre

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    Brewster XA-32
    Breguet Deux-Ponts
    Canadair CL-215
    Canadair C-5 North Star
    Consolidated TBY Sea Wolf
    Convair 240, 340, and 440
    Curtiss P-60
    Curtiss XF15C
    Curtiss C-46 Commando
    Douglas A-26 Invader
    Douglas DC-6
    Fairchild C-82 Packet
    Fairchild C-123 Provider
    Grumman AF Guardian
    Grumman F6F Hellcat
    Grumman F7F Tigercat
    Grumman F8F Bearcat
    Howard 500
    Lockheed Ventura/B-34 Lexington/PV-1 Ventura/PV-2 Harpoon
    Lockheed XC-69E Constellation
    Martin B-26 Marauder
    Martin PBM-5 Mariner
    Martin 2-0-2
    Martin 4-0-4
    North American AJ Savage
    North American XB-28
    Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet
    Northrop P-61 Black Widow
    Northrop F-15 Reporter
    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave
    Sikorsky S-60
    Vickers Warwick
    Vought F4U Corsair
    Vultee YA-19B

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